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Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition - 38 Days

Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition
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Dhaulagiri, the White Mountain was first climbed by the Swiss in 1960. Its name is derived from Sanskrit “dhavala- means white” and giri is mountain – The White Mountain. It is an enormous Himalaya massif located in the North Central Nepal. It was first sighted by the British surveyors in India in the early 1800s and it remained as highest peak in the world till 1848 AD. Later it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors in 1873 AD. But the region remained largely unknown until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. The French Annapurna Expedition , led by Mr Herzog in 1950, had permission to climb either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna but decided on Annapurna after a reconnaissance of Dhaulagiri. A Swiss team failed to climb in 1953 as did an Argentine group one year later.

After four more expeditions, an eight member of a Swiss expedition reached the summit in 1960. The climb followed a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass, French col to approach the summit from the North – East col. The peak was then climbed by two Japanese in 1970s, the American in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. There has been many attempts made by various mountaineering expedition team and recently an Italian team has successfully climbed the mountain during spring season 2006. The Indian climbers have many grand successful climbing to Nepal Himalayas peaks in the recent past but they have not climb Dhaulagiri as yet.

This is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. We will trekking deep into the dhaulagiri region, providing more spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Throng Peak, Annapurna I and Kali Gandaki, the world?s deepest gorge. We may encounter semi wild yak herds, Mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard in the remote valleys of this region.

After a short flight from Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom, we will spend the first few days of our walking through cultivated fields connecting mountain villages, enjoying the shops, tea houses and lifetime of the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar peoples. We will walk alone cobblestone paths, over suspensions bridges and through dense forests, taking in the vistas of some of the world?s most beautiful mountains. We will continue to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding peaks. We will climb over the glaciated French pass and Dhampus pass and then descend a winding trail to Yak Kharka. We will continue through mountain villages, enjoying the Hot Springs at the Tatopani and views of the majestic peaks of the Annapurna (26539?) and Machhapuchhare (22937?) as we make our way toward Pokhara, visiting several Monasteries and religious sites en route.

Day 1
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport than transfer to hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

Make necessary preparation for the climbing.

Day 3
Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m). It takes around 11 hours.

Day 4
Day 4

Drive from Beni (830m) to Darbang (1180m). than trek to Phaliya Gaon (1500m). It takes around five hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Phaliya Gaon (1500m). to Muri (1850m). It takes around Six hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Muri (1850m). to Boghara (2080m). It takes around Seven hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Boghara (2080m). to Dobang (2520m). It takes around Seven hours.

Day 8
Day 8

Rest day at Dobang (2520m).

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Dobang (2520m). to Italian Base Camp (3660m). It takes around Six hours.

Day 10
Day 10

Rest day in Italian Base Camp.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). It takes around Four hours.

Day 12
Day 12

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 13
Day 13

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 14
Day 14

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 15
Day 15

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 16
Day 16

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 17
Day 17

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 18
Day 18

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 19
Day 19

Climbing from Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). to Camp 1 for accumulation. Stay there.

Day 20
Day 20

Climbing down to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 21
Day 21

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 22
Day 22

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 23
Day 23

Climbing from Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). to Camp 1 for accumulation. Stay there.

Day 24
Day 24

Climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 for accumulation. Stay there.

Day 25
Day 25

Climbing down to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 26
Day 26

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 27
Day 27

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 28
Day 28

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 29
Day 29

Climbing from Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). to Camp 1 for accumulation. Stay there.

Day 30
Day 30

Climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 for accumulation. Stay there.

Day 31
Day 31

Climbing from Camp 2 to Camp 3 for accumulation. Stay there for 5 to 6 Hours. Same night target for summit.

Day 32
Day 32

Climb down to Camp 1, Stay there

Day 33
Day 33

Climb down to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m).

Day 34
Day 34

Rest day at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). and prepare packing

Day 35
Day 35

Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4700m). via French Col (5360m) and Cross Dhampus Pass (5258m). to Elevation Camp ( 4930 m) Kharkha Camp. It takes around Nine hours.

Day 36
Day 36

Trek From Elevation Camp ( 4930 m) Kharkha Camp to Marpha (2670 m). It takes around Five hours.

Day 37
Day 37

Drive from Marpha (2670 m) to Pokhara. It takes around Ten Hours.

Day 38
Day 38

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes around 5 Hours.

Cost Includes

  • A government licensed climbing Sherpa Sirdar during trekking and climbing period.
  • Mount Dhaulagiri climbing permit.
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • Necessary porters during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Necessary transport
  • Government Legend officer
  • All trekking and climbing equipment’s like kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils.
  • Climbing equipment’s Rope, ice bars, ice screws, oxygen mask, regulator, Gamow Bags and snow bar.
  • All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation at tea house and tent during the trekking for you and Nepali staff.
  • Daily weather forecast services
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepali staff.
  • Medical consultation services by HRA clinic during climbing.
  • Satellite phone for communication.

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company please buy in your country, you could not buy in Nepal)
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Garbage deposit fee. Which is refundable after climbing.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • A rain proof jacket with hood or Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun-hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flash light
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of your personal interest
  • Lip guard

Personal Climbing Equipment List

  • Seat Harness
  • Jumar
  • Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ice-screw
  • Gaiters
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner
  • Climbing boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Wollen gloves
  • Gloves(gore tex fabrics)
  • Wollen hat
  • Wollen socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Windproof pant
  • Snow bar
  • Snow goggles(UV factor)
  • Sun cream(UV protection)
  • Head lamp
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Rope
  • Rain gear
  • Ice hammer

You can also hire(rent) all the above mentioned climbing equipment from here in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will help you to go one of the equipment stores and select necessary equipment.

Price From USD$15,565/person
15,565
Total $ 15,565 USD

Trip Facts

  • Beni
  • Marpha
  • Hard
  • 8,167 m
  • Peak Climbing
  • Camping
  • Nepal
  • Western Region
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May
  • Dhaulagiri

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